Support secured for Scottish medical cannabis debate on behalf of 9-year-old Cole Thomson

Support secured for Scottish medical cannabis debate on behalf of 9-year-old Cole Thomson
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An MSP has secured cross-party support for a members debate on access to medical cannabis, on behalf of nine-year-old Cole Thompon, who relies on the life-saving treatment. Collette Stevenson MSP for East Kilbride has secured cross-party support after submitting a motion for a members debate on access to medical cannabis for drug-resistant epilepsy. The motion is now considered eligible for debate, and will be the first of its kind to take place in the Scottish Parliament. It comes as Ms Stevenson has been supporting the family of Cole Thomson, who has been seizure-free since 2019 thanks to medical cannabis, in their campaign for NHS access. The debate will help highlight the various issues the family has faced in funding the treatment.  “The first time Cole had a seizure, it was 2012, and he was three and a half months old. He was in my arms, and suddenly his eyes widened like something had come into view. It would have been easy to miss, but as I was already mum to a two-year-old I knew something wasn’t right,” says mum of nine-year-old Cole, Lisa Quarrell, who pays £1,300 a month for her son’s life-saving whole plant cannabis oil prescription. “Cole’s dad, David, put it down to me being an overprotective mother, but the following day Cole did the same thing again and by the end of the week I managed to film him doing it 10 times. It was obvious something wasn’t right, so I took him to the doctors.” Every parent’s worst nightmare After taking blood tests, urine samples and having a thorough check over, Cole’s GP deemed him to be perfectly healthy. That’s when Lisa showed him the video, and his face dropped. “We were told to go straight to the hospital,” Lisa continues. “When we got there, the…

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